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Day 1 | Delhi – Manali/Solang Valley Better stay at Solang Valley and avoid Manali as sleeping at Solang Valley does help in acclimatization If going by own car, get the permit made in advance to drive on Manali – Rohtang Pass road through by checking: How to get Rohtang Pass Permits Online Overnight at Manali/Solang Valley About 13-14 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 2 | Manali / Solang Valley – Rohtang Pass – Kunzum Pass – Kaza Head early morning to Kaza via Rohtang Pass, headquarters of Spiti Valley Visit Kunzum Pass and enjoy the moment there Drive through Batal – Chattru – Gramphu is out of the world There may be some headache or AMS this night, but enjoy this magical drive over Kunzum Pass to enter the middle land called Spiti Valley. You will enjoy the drive to Kaza greatly. About 10 – 11 Hrs drive easily if you do not get messed up Rohtang Pass or stuck in water crossing Overnight at Kaza Day 3 | Kaza – Pin Valley (Mud Village) – Dhangkar – Dhangkar Lake – Tabo Traverse the Pin Valley | Kungri – Sagnam – Mud – Tailing Visit Dhangkar Monastery and Dhangkar Lake and leave after early lunch Enjoy the magnificent vistas all day About 5 – 6 Hrs of drive in the day Overnight at Tabo Day 4 | Tabo to Kaza and then Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang – Kaza Travel back the 47 KMs to Kaza from Tabo and in the second half of the days do sightseeing Visit Ki – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang and for more details, you can read: Key – Kibber – Gette – Tashigang – Local Sightseeing in Kaza About 5 – 6 Hrs of drive in the day Overnight at Kaza Day 5 | Kaza – Hikkim – Komik – Langza – Rangrik – Losar – Kunzum Pass – Chandratal / Battal Today visit the road less traveled or offbeat places near Kaza Great view of Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak from Langza Statue of the Buddha near Langza looking down the valley The Tanggyud monastery at Komik is one of the most important and the highest monastery in the Spiti Valley You can move to Chandratal if you are short on time else go over to Chandratal next day About 2 – 3 Hrs of drive in the day and in case you go over to Chandratal, add about 4 more Hrs Kaza – Losar – Kunzum Pass is the most scenic drive of entire Spiti Valley Camps are about 2.5 KMs from the lake, either stay there or back to Batal where there is a PWD rest house now though without electricity. But, no point going back a painful ride to Losar over Kunzum Pass unless you want to stay in the guest house with electricity. Better stay at Batal and save time as well as energy for the next day. Overnight at Batal or Chandratal Camps Day 6 | Battal / Chandratal – Gramphu – Keylong/Jispa Head towards Keylong / Jispa in the direction of Leh About 9-10 Hrs drive easily if you do not get stuck between Batal – Gramphu Overnight at Keylong/Jispa Day 7 | Keylong/Jispa – Baralacha La – Leh Leave Keylong/Jispa early next morning, say by 4/5 AM types, so that you reach Leh in the evening You will witness the beauty of Manali – Leh Highway, with a couple of small lakes like Suraj Tal, Deepak Tal You will cross over Baralacha La, Lachuchulung La, Nakee La, Taglang La passes Overnight at Leh About 11-12 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 8 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Rest & Inner Line Permits To know the about the places to visit in/around Leh, check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh Get the inner line permits for Leh Ladakh sightseeing Overnight at Leh Day 9 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between and at Khardung La Day 10 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs Overnight at Leh About 7-9 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 11 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung) About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 12 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh Overnight at Leh About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 13 | Leh – Tso Moriri via Chumathang Cover Karzok Monastery Overnight at Karzok or Tso Moriri About 7-8 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 14 | Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Debring (Manali – Leh Highway starts) – Moore Plains – Pang / Sarchu Try to start early in the day so that you reach Sarchu where the accommodation options are better than Pang Overnight at Sarchu or Pang About 11-12 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in bet
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Day 11 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung) About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 12 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh Overnight at Leh About 5-6 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 13 | Leh – Tso Moriri via Chumathang Cover Karzok Monastery Overnight at Karzok or Tso Moriri About 7-8 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 14 | Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Debring (Manali – Leh Highway starts) – Moore Plains – Pang / Sarchu Try to start early in the day so that you reach Sarchu where the accommodation options are better than Pang Overnight at Sarchu or Pang About 11-12 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between Day 15 | Pang / Sarchu – Baralacha La – Keylong – Rohtang Pass – Manali On the way cover Suraj Tal, Deepak Tal which are on the road sides only Overnight at Manali About 11-12 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between and of course the mess at Rohtang Pass Day 16 | Manali – Delhi Return Home About 13-14 Hrs drive, depending upon the breaks you take in between
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Minimum budget considering budget hotel stays and food from Manali will cost around 1000-1200 INR per day. Time for the whole travel will be approx 10-15days so you can expect the expenses to go 20k or more.
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Minimum one week and minimum 10K bucks
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